Washington Place

Urban Green Villa

Seattle, WA
Client

Chainqui Development Belltown, LLC

 
Architect

GWest Architecture

Contractor

JTM Construction

Size

165,000 sq. ft.

Centered in the Belltown neighborhood, Urban Green Villa is a 13-story mixed-use tower with a street commercial level and three additional basement levels of parking. The tower will provide 116 apartment units and a skylounge with an expansive Puget Sound view. Seattle's popular attractions, including the Space Needle, Olympic Sculpture Park and the downtown core district are all within minutes of walking from the building.

The building includes staggering bay windows which extends from the exterior walls and provide additional unit spaces and unique appearance. To meet the architect's expectation, our engineers utilized post-tensioned concrete flat-plate for the main structures with additions of pre-cast concrete and steel framed bay windows. The design allows for post-installation of bay windows in conflicts with the man-lift and challenging shoring locations without delaying the construction schedule. 

The Battery Street Tunnel adjacent to the project site posed stringent engineering and serviceability criteria for the site excavations, and the project team successfully tackled the challenge with a specialized whaler system. 

Brienen Structural Engineers, P.S.

1316 Central Avenue South, Suite 200, Kent, Washington 98032 | Tel.: (206) 397-0000